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cause of knee meniscus tear

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Some activity: You do not have to have a specific injury to cause a meniscal tear. Sometimes the meniscus can degenerate and tear from repetitive activities such a ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Meniscal tear: ice would help, strengthening your quads and hamstrings will help was well, gentle stretching too
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Should be: With the limited information provided, this should be ok, however i feel it is always best to discuss with your primary care doctor so even over the c ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If you do take glucosamine make sure the dose is at least 1, 500 mg daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it helps.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on dx.: Whether you have to have your knee 're- scoped' depends on your present diagnosis . If you have retorn your meniscus then probably yes. If your knee i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Turning, twisting...: turning, twisting , squatting maneuvers are common mechanisms of injury for meniscus tears.As we age the meniscus can become more ' brittle' as it los ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If you ignore it for long time it could cause damage to the knee.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Genu varum/valgum: This means that the top flat part of your shin bone/tibia is not quite flat but is at an angle. Thas may cause your leg and knee to appear a bit askew ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Knee issues.: I can't speak to the part of the knee that is injured. However, patients do sometimes indicate that they have burning pain from meniscal tears. You wo ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James McClurg
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It : It is actually the other way around. A meniscal tear causes the baker's cyst. The collagen fibers of the meniscus are arranged in a parallel arrangeme ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
12 years experience Interventional Radiology
Knee Pain&Swelling: Both anterior and posterior meniscal roots are the sites where the knee meniscus attaches to the tibial plateau (tibial bone). A tear tend to cause kn ... Read More
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